Today, 22/01/2014 Wednesday's running order

22 Jan 2014 Last updated at 13:21

Wednesday 22 January

With Justin Webb and Sarah Montague.
  • 22 Jan 2014 10:26:23

    Highlights


    Gary Beadle and Simon Albury discuss the lack of diversity in British creative industries



    Stan Collymore discusses the responsibility of Twitter to combat abusive tweets.



    Alison Smith, one complainant against Lord Rennard, discusses what next for the peer.



    Syrian spokesman Bassam Abu Abdullah speaks ahead of the Geneva II peace conference.



    Mike Thomson speaks to a woman in Damascus to discover life for the average Syrian.

  • 22 Jan 2014 06:07:05



    Today's running order

    Subject to change


    0610

    The paper review.

     

    0613

    Binding national targets on renewable energy are expected to be dropped from new EU proposals due to be unveiled. The BBC’s Roger Harrabin explores the issue.

     

    0615

    Russian police have been handing out photos of three women they think could be potential suicide bombers, trying to find them before the Winter Olympics in Sochi at the beginning of February. The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg brings us the details.

     

    0617

    Business news with Simon Jack.

    -       From 22 January, every mid-sized business in the UK is to be offered tailored trade advice and an intensive programme of support to help them start exporting or break into new markets. Lord Livingston, minister for trade and investment, discusses.

    -       The annual World Economic Forum is taking place in Switzerland. Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor of The Economist, analyses.

     

    0632

    A major conference aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria that has left 100,000 dead is due to start in Switzerland. The BBC’s Bridget Kendall reports.

     

    0634

    A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that the chance of having a heart attack rise if you have had long term exposure to air pollution. The BBC’s Jane Dreaper investigates.

     

    0637

    Liberal Democrat peers are to meet for the first time since the row over Lord Rennard's future with the party began. The BBC’s Iain Watson updates us.

     

    0639

    The paper review.

     

    0643

    Sean Curran looks at Yesterday in Parliament.

     

    0648

    Today’s Mike Thomson speaks to a woman living in Damascus, Syria, to establish what life is like in the country as a major conference takes place in Switzerland aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria that has left 100,000 dead.

     

    0652

    A lawyer, Xu Zhiyong, is to go on trial in China accused of disrupting public order by organising rallies to campaign against corruption and call for education equality. Isabel Hilton, editor of Chinadialogue, discusses.

     

    0710

    A major conference aimed at finding a political solution to the three-year conflict in Syria that has left 100,000 dead is due to start in Switzerland. The BBC’s Frank Gardner and Lyse Doucet report.

     

    0714

    The authors of a survey on Scottish social attitudes said economic factors mattered most to voters ahead of the independence referendum. Prof John Curtice, research consultant at ScotCen Social Research, examines.

     

    0719

    A European plan for tighter air quality controls ought to be considered, a group of researchers claim. Today’s Sima Kotecha examines.

     

    0723

    The business news with Simon Jack. Trevor Mann, executive vice president at Nissan, discusses the company’s latest model which is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK.

     

    0728

    The BBC’s Claire Marshall examines the very latest agricultural machinery being unveiled on 22 January at a show in Europe.

     

    0735

    Energy firm Npower has produced its second Energy Explained report to "reassure customers that there is no hidden profit". The company’s chief executive Paul Massara discusses.

     

    0741

    The paper review.

     

    0744

    Polina Andrianova, who speaks for the organisation Coming Out, discusses what it is like being gay in Russia and how the Sochi Winter Olympics could impact on this.

     

    0748

    Thought for the Day with Akhandadhi Das, a Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian.

     

    0752

    Liberal Democrat peers are to meet for the first time since the row over Lord Rennard's future with the party began. Nick Robinson reports; plus Alison Smith, one of the women who claims to have been harassed by Lord Rennard, speaks to presenter Justin Webb.

     

    0810

    Rama Jamarkani, a 27-year-old resident of Damascus, Syria, establishes what life is like for the average Syrian. Bassam Abu Abdullah, a spokesman for the Syrian Ministry of Information, then speaks to presenter Sarah Montague.

     

    0822

    The culture secretary Ed Vaizey is calling the broadcasting, film and performance industries together to explain why black, Asian and minority ethnic representation in the creative world is low. Simon Albury, former chief executive of the Royal Television Society and actor Gary Beadle discuss.

     

    0834

    Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages after he was targeted by internet trolls. Mr Collymore speaks to Today’s Justin Webb.

     

    0838

    The former BBC correspondent Peter Greste is still being held in an Egyptian prison after being arrested at the end of December with three other al-Jazeera colleagues. Mr Greste’s parents join Justin Webb.

     

    0843

    The business news with Simon Jack. Sean Dempsey, partner of Lewis Silkin, analyses the lengthy legal battle surrounding compensation for employees laid off by retailer Woolworths when it collapsed.

     

    0847

    A consequence of the diplomatic rows between India and Pakistan is that hundreds of fishermen from each country are languishing in the jails of the other after accidentally crossing sea borders. The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool investigates. 

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